Helen Fremont’s new memoir, The Escape Artist, published in 2020 by Simon & Schuster, was selected by The New York Times as an “Editor’s Choice” new book in 2020. It was also chosen by People Magazine as a “Best New Book” in February, 2020. Her previous memoir, After Long Silence, was a national bestseller. Her works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. A graduate of Wellesley College, Boston University School of Law, and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, she has been a teaching fellow at both Bread Loaf and the Radcliffe Institute. She was a Scholar in the Women’s Studies Research Center Scholars Program at Brandeis University and worked as a public defender in Boston, where she now lives with her wife.